1930s in film


1930s in film

The decade of the 1930s in film involved many significant films.__NOTOC__---- Contents
1 Events
2 List of films: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.

Events

Many full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1930s. A lot were fantastical and adventurous films to keep people's minds away from the Great Depression. The studio system was at its highest with studios having great control over a film's creative decisions.

* "remakes": Following the switch to talking movies circa 1926/1927, many classic films were remade in the 1930s (and later), including "Cleopatra" (1934).

* "monsters": Among the numerous remakes and new films were the "monster movies", with a wide spectrum of stereotypical monsters, including a trio of 1931 films, "Dracula", "Frankenstein", plus "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", then a 1932 trio with "The Mummy", "Vampyr", and "White Zombie", followed by a 1933 trio of "King Kong", "The Invisible Man, and "Mystery of the Wax Museum". In 1935 appears "The Raven" leading to 1939's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". The only omission was a wolf, delayed a whole year, to become "The Wolfman" (1941).

* "sequels/spin-offs": Within 5 years of sound-films, sequel films and spin-off plots appeared, with "The Son of Kong" (same year, 1933), "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), and "Dracula's Daughter" (1936), etc.

List of films

The following is a partial list of films made from 1930 through 1939. (For more detail see each individual year in film.)

#

* "The 39 Steps" (1935)
* "42nd Street" (1933)

A

* "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938)
* "The Alamo" (1936)
* "Alexander Nevsky" (1938)
* "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1938)
* "Algiers" (1938)
* "Alice in Wonderland" (1933)
* "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
* "Animal Crackers" (1930)
* "Anything Goes" (1936)
* "At the Circus" (1939)

B

* "Babes in Arms" (1939)
* "Babes in Toyland" (1934)
* "Beau Geste" (1939)
* "La Bête humaine" (1938)
* "Bezhin Meadow" (1935-1937)
* "The Black Cat" (1934)
* "The Blue Angel" (Der Blaue Engel) (1930)
* "The Blood of a Poet" (1930)
* "Borderline" (1930)
* "Born to Dance" (1936)
* "Boudu Saved from Drowning" (1932)
* "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)
* "Bright Eyes" (1934)
* "Bringing Up Baby" (1938)
* "Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935)
* "Broadway Melody of 1938" (1937)
* "The Buccaneer" (1938)

C

* "Carefree" (1938)
* "The Cat Creeps" (1930)
* "Cavalcade" (1933)
* "Child Bride" (1938)
* "Cimarron" (1931)
* "City Lights" (1931)
* "Cleopatra" (1934)
* "Clive of India" (1935)
* "Come and Get It" (1936)
* "The Crusades" (1935)

D

* "Danger Lights" (1930)
* "Dante's Inferno" (1935)
* "Dark Victory" (1939)
* "A Day at the Races" (1937)
* "The Dentist" (1932)
* "Destry Rides Again" (1939)
* "Dodge City" (1939)
* "Dodsworth" (1936)
* "Dracula" (1931)
* "Dracula's Daughter" (1936)
* "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931)
* "Dr. X" (1932)
* "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939)
* "Duck Soup" (1933)

E

* "Easy Living" (1937)
* "Ecstasy" (1933)
* "The Emperor Jones" (1933)

F

* "A Farewell to Arms" (1933)
* "The Fatal Glass of Beer" (1933)
* "Feet First" (1930)
* "Flying Down to Rio" (1933)
* "Follow the Fleet" (1936)
* "The Four Feathers" (1939)
* "Frankenstein" (1931)
* "Freaks" (1932)

G

* "The Gay Divorcee" (1934)
* "George White's 1935 Scandals" (1935)
* "Gift of Gab" (1934)
* "Go Into Your Dance" (1935)
* "Going Hollywood" (1933)
* "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
* "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939)
* "The Gorilla" (1939)
* "Grand Hotel" (1932)
* "Grand Illusion" (1937)
* "Gunga Din" (1939)
* "Gulliver's Travels" (1939)

H

* "History Is Made at Night" (1937)
* "Honolulu" (1939)
* "Horse Feathers" (1932)
* "The House That Shadows Built" (1931)
* "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939)

I

* "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932)
* "I'm No Angel" (1933)
* "In Old Chicago" (1937)
* "Intermezzo" (1939)
* "The Invisible Man (1933)
* "It Happened One Night" (1934)
* "I Robot" (1934)

J

* "Jesse James" (1939)

K

* "Kid Galahad" (1937)
* "King Kong" (1933)
* "The Knife of the Party" (1934)

L

* "Ladies in Love" (1936)
* "The Lady Vanishes" (1938)
* "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937)
* "Little Women" (1933)
* "Love Affair" (1939)
* "Love Me Tonight" (1932)
* "The Lower Depths" (1936)

M

* "M (1931)
* "Mad Love" (1935)
* "Madame Satan" (1930)
* "Men in White" (1934)
* "Méphisto" (1930)
* "Metropolitan" (1935)
* "Midnight" (1939)
* "The Milky Way" (1936)
* "Min and Bill" (1931)
* "Modern Times" (1936)
* "Monkey Business" (1931)
* "Morning Glory" (1933)
* "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932)
* "Movie Crazy" (1932)
* "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936)
* "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939)
* "The Mummy" (1932)
* "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1932)
* "Mystery of the Wax Museum" (1933)

N

* "The New Gulliver" (1935)
* "A Night at the Opera" (1935)
* "Ninotchka" (1939)
* "À nous la liberté" (1931)

O

* "Of Mice and Men" (1939)
* "The Old Dark House" (1932)
* "One Hour with You" (1932)
* "Only Angels Have Wings" (1939)

P

* "The Painted Veil" (1934)
* "Pépé le Moko" (1937)
* "The Plainsman" (1937)
* "Platinum Blonde" (1931)
* "The Plow That Broke the Plains" (1936)
* "Port of Shadows" (1938)
* "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937)
* "The Private Life of Henry VIII" (1933)

Q

* "Q Planes" (1939)
* "Queen Christina" (1933)
* "Queen High" (1930)
* "Quick Millions" (1931)

R

* "Ramona" (1936)
* "The Raven" (1935)
* "Reefer Madness" (1936)
* "Revolt of the Zombies" (1936)
* "The River" (1938)
* "Roberta" (1935)
* "Room Service" (1938)
* "Rosalie" (1937)
* "The Rules of the Game" (1939)

* "Seventh Heaven" (1937)
* "Sex Madness" (1938)
* "Shall We Dance" (1937)
* "She" (1935)
* "She Done Him Wrong" (1933)
* "The Sign of the Cross" (1932)
* "Skippy" (1931)
* "The Son of Kong" (1933)
* "Stagecoach" (1939)
* "Stanley and Livingstone" (1939)
* "A Story of Floating Weeds" (1934)
* "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle" (1939)
* "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937)
* "Son of Frankenstein" (1939)
* "The Son of Kong" (1933)
* "Swing Time" (1936)

T

* "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (1933)
* "Tevye" (1939)
* "Thank You, Jeeves!" (1936)
* "The Thin Man" (1934)
* "Top Hat" (1935)
* "Tower of London" (1939)
* "Three Texas Steers" (1939)
* "Trouble in Paradise" (1932)

U

* "Under the Roofs of Paris" (1930)
* "Union Pacific" (1939)

V

* "Vampyr" (1932)

W

* "Werewolf of London" (1935)
* "White Zombie" (1932)
* "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)
* "Wuthering Heights" (1939)

Y

* "You Can't Take It With You" (1938)
* "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939)

ee also

* Film, History of cinema, List of movies.
* Years in film 1930-1939:
** 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939

* Decades in film:
**1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s -- 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

External lists

* [http://imdb.com/chart/1930s Best/Worst 1930s Titles at IMBD]


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